Public Policy Committee and Subcommittees
To help support the CAPPA and your Board of Directors moving forward, we have a couple opportunities for volunteers.
2016/17 Public Policy Committee:
Members: Phillip Warner (Co-Chair), Children’s Council of San Francisco; Jeff Moreira (Co-Chair), Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Trudy Adair-Verbais, Santa Barbara County Education Office; Beth Chiaro, Child Care Resource Center; Karen Marlatt, Valley Oak Children’s Services; Rick Richardson, Child Development Associates; Jolie Burberl, Child Development Associates; Amanda Al Fartosi, KinderCare Education; Ric Diaz, Child Development Resources of Ventura County; Beverly Tidwell, Children’s Home Society; Cheryl Nelson, Community Connection for Child Care/KCSOS; Shannon Nelson, Crystal Stairs, Inc.; Gina Ayllon, Professional Association for Childhood Educators; Jacob Vigil, KinderCare Education; Joanna “Joie” Owen, Glenn County Office of Education-Child and Family Services; Abby Shull, YMCA Childcare Resource Center, Kathleen Ferenchak, 4C of Santa Clara County
The Public Policy committee is responsible for reviewing and making recommendations on legislation introduced within a legislative year, as well as taking positions on the state budget. The CAPPA Public Policy Committee and CAPPA staff review each piece of legislation and decide whether or not part or
Additionally, this committee has oversight of the two focused subcommittees noted below:
CAPPA Subcommittee on CCDBG, Regulations and Best Practices:
Members: Chair - Joanna “Joie” Owen, Glenn County Office of Education-Child and Family Services; Jeanne Fridolfs, Community Resources for Children; Colette Kudumu, Community Child Care Coordinating Council of Santa Clara County; Elaine Henning, Santa Cruz County Parents Association; Wendy Hood, Plumas Rural Services; Mindy Brown, Valley Oak Children’s Services; Genie Allen, 4Cs of San Mateo; Kim McDougal, YMCA Childcare Resource Center, Jolie Burberl, Child Development Associates
CAPPA Subcommittee on Agency Funding:
Members: Chair Tina Barna, Choices for Children; Beth Chiaro, Child Care Resource Center; Teri Sedrick, North Coast Opportunities, Inc.; Stuart Orlinsky, Child Development Resources of Ventura County; Mike Michelon, Siskiyou Child Care Council
The vast majority of the committee and subcommittee work is done via conference call and email. The members also have the opportunity if available to come to Sacramento wherein CAPPA staff will connect you with meetings to educate legislators and/or testify at hearings.
The commitment for each of the above is one year. Also, on Wednesday October 19, 2016 from 10:00am-1:00pm, the first morning of the conference, CAPPA will be hosting a meeting in the morning to bring all of the volunteers together.
CAPPA's Membership Committee is responsible for membership retention and growth. This committee makes recommendations to the Board on membership services and needs, the membership dues structure, the member handbook and other issues affecting the industry.
CAPPA's Branding Committee provides ideas and feedback to assist in the development and implementation of a strategy to enhance the public’s education about the field. They make recommendations to the CAPPA Board about potential goals, strategy and approach for marketing, branding, and communications.They assist in the ongoing development and implementation of strategy to continue to improve communication within the membership.
Professional Development/Training Committee:
CAPPA's Professional Development/Training Committee promotes the professional growth of CAPPA members in all areas of technical assistance, best practices and training development.They assists CAPPA staff in identifying professional development needs based on issues and developments in the field, as well as through membership feedback and surveys.
2017 Joint Conference Committee:
The Conference Committee is responsible for planning and implementing the Annual Conference. The committee ensures that the program will reflect the goals of CAPPA and The Network and contributes to the overall dynamics and success of the conference. The Committee presents ideas and establishes timelines and agendas. The Committee coordinates conference committee activities, establishing a high level of communication between and among the committee, the association coordinator and others.
2017 CONFERENCE COMMITTEE